Dr Ilaria Scaglia

Head of History, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Modern History 

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Ilaria joined Aston as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Modern History in May 2018. Before this, she was Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Geography at Columbus State University, USA (2013-2018) and a Volkswagen-Mellon post-doctoral research fellow in Germany (Free University Berlin) and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre “History of Emotions” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (2016–17).

Ilaria’s main fields of interest include the history of internationalism and the history of emotions. Her previous publications dealt with the interplay of art and performative politics, nation branding and international cooperation, and the moral economy of internationalism.

Currently, Ilaria is revising a manuscript entitled “The Emotions of Internationalism: Feeling International Cooperation in the Alps in the Interwar Period,” which is under consideration by Oxford University Press for inclusion in the “Emotions in History” series (eds. Ute Frevert and Thomas Dixon). She is also working on new project, a transnational history of the emotions of historical research.

Ilaria is also a Board Member of the Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH).

  • Global History in Perspective
  • History of Emotions

Books

  • “The Emotions of Internationalism: Feeling International Cooperation in the Alps in the Interwar Period.”  Full manuscript under consideration by Oxford University Press for inclusion in the “Emotions in History” series (eds. Ute Frevert and Thomas Dixon).


Refereed Journal Articles

  •  “The Aesthetics of Internationalism: Culture and Politics on Display at the 1935-1936 International Exhibition of Chinese Art,” Journal of World History 26, 1 (March 2015), 105-137.


Chapters in Edited Books

  •  “Branding Internationalism: Displaying Art and International Cooperation in the Interwar Period.”  In Nation Branding in Modern History, edited by Carolin Viktorin, Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht, Marcel Will, and Annika Estner.  New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. Forthcoming.
  •  “Images from the 1935-1936 International Exhibition of Chinese Art in London.”  In Nation Branding in Modern History, edited by Carolin Viktorin, Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht, Marcel Will, and Annika Estner.  New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. Forthcoming.
  •  “The ‘Hydrologist’s Weapons’: Emotions and the Moral Economy of Internationalism, 1921–1952.” In New Interdisciplinary Landscapes in Morality and Emotion, edited by Sara Graça Da Silva.  London: Routledge, 2018, 140–152.
  • Membership Coordinator, Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH) (2016–2019).
  • Committee Member, Women in the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR (2016–2019).
  • HMML Heckman Stipend (2018)
  • Volkswagen–Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Germany (2016–2017)
  • Outstanding Faculty in Study Abroad/International Education, Delta Nu Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society (Spring 2016)
  • Visiting Fellowship for Research at the Graduate Institute of International and Developmental Studies in Geneva, Switzerland (Summer 2014)
  • Columbus State University Research Grant (2014)
  • Research Grant, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) – German Academic Exchange Service (December 2007–January 2008)

 Room: NW820i

Phone: 0121 204 3596

Email: i.scaglia@aston.ac.uk